Communal Diary

The Sam Herwald JNF Wednesday Club – ‘Thirty Years of World Journeys’ – A Talk by Alan Angel
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come and hear about exotic locations as Alan outlines his years of travelling and no doubt the many adventures he has had.

Contact Co-Chairladies Dorothy 795 4965 / Shirley 773 4792

Club Thursday – ‘It’s Purim – Time for a Party’
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

‘Mark Gertler – From Fame to Obscurity – A Jewish Journey’

We join the Feinmann Village again to celebrate with entertainment in the venue, followed by tea (hamentashen!) in the Bistro.

Contact Rita 0161 445 0152 or Len 0161 926 8220

Presentation of the We Were There Too Project
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
KlezNorth 2019 All Star Concert
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm

Klezmer music- the music of the Ashkenazi Jews from eastern Europe – is alive and well and living in Derbyshire!

On Sunday 24th March at 3 p.m., in Youlgrave, there’s a concert featuring some of the top international klezmer music stars based in Britain- Michael Alpert, Merlin Shepherd, Polina Shepherd and Gica Loening. If you haven’t heard klezmer, now is your chance! Klezmer is the folk music of the Jewish people of Northern Europe in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, much of the repertoire being dances for celebrations such as weddings.

Michael and Polina are Britain’s two top performers of Yiddish song; Merlin is an internationally renowned clarinettist, and Edinburgh-based Gica links Scottish and Klezmer music on fiddle. Their music is sometimes melancholy, some will make you want to dance, and all of it passionate. This public concert comes at the end of the Kleznorth weekend gathering of klezmer musicians, dancers and Yiddish singers held annually in Youlgrave and long sold out for 2019. Youlgrave in the heart of Derbyshire is easily reachable from Manchester (1h15m).
Tickets are £12.00. You can find out more about Kleznorth, and the performers – and book tickets for the concert – via the Kleznorth website,

The Fed Laughter Factor Final
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm

Further details tbc

JSENSE Event for Parents
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Does your child have special educational needs (SEND)?

Join us for an evening about SEND, learning the process of accessing support and EHCPs (Education, Health and Care Plan).


Jeanette Lomas from Salford IASS team on “What is an EHCP?”
Other local authority IASS teams to help answer questions
Jo Richler, Educational Consultant and SEND specialist

This event is FREE – All Welcome


The Sam Herwald JNF Wednesday Club Presents ‘My German Brother and Other Travels’ – A Talk by Gordon Levy
Mar 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A Somewhat mysterious title. All will be revealed.

Contact Co-Chairladies Dorothy 795 4965 / Shirley 773 4792

League of Jewish Women AGM
Apr 1 @ 7:45 pm
The Sam Herwald JNF Wednesday Club – A Talk by Jack Honigman – ‘W A Mozart – Compositions from Childhood to his Final Years’
Apr 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A must for music lovers and Mozart Fans.

Contact Co-Chairladies Dorothy 795 4965 / Shirley 773 4792

Club Thursday – ‘Paper Clips’
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Because of the bad weather, we had to cancel the meeting when we marked our sorrow on Holocaust Memorial Day. We do so today with a showing of this outstanding and heartwarming film about a true event.

Contact Rita 0161 445 0152 or Len 0161 926 8220.